San José del Guaviare: we recommend to stay at ecolodge Playa Güío, 20 minutes outside of town, but if you prefer to stay in San José, there are a variety of hotels to choose from.
Posadas Ecoturisticas Playa Güío: in this lovely but basic ecolodge from a local family, you will find yourself surrounded by jungle. Howler monkeys and exotic birds will wake you up in the morning, and can easily be seen from the cabañas. Three meals a day with regional products are cooked on wood-burning stoves. The creek will bring you to the next-door Laguna Negra, a beautiful and tranquil lake reflecting the sky and offering you even more views of plenty of birds and monkeys. The family running the lodge does not speak English, but we will provide you with a guide who can translate. The wooden cabañas don’t have air-conditioning, but are clean and have private bathrooms. You can also shower in the river, of course. Electricity is available only during certain hours.
Playa Güío is a practice of sustainable and responsible tourism in harmony with nature. The staff here used to form part of the coca industry in the region. That is over now, and they got the chance to change their life by working here. The government started this project to get people in the region more involved in tourism.